No openURL in exported reference lists with reference styles (Chicago and APA)
When exporting citations to Word with a reference style, openURLs are included to some citations such as journal articles and electronic books.
This should not be the case.
According to both APA and Chicago, the DOI should be included if one is assigned.
If none is assigned, then you can include a URL. So URLs are not strictly necessary and they don't need to appear in the citation if the DOI is present.
APA just requires to write DOIs such as "DOI:10.1057/palgrave.kmrp.8500141", while Chicago seems to require DOI-based URLs:
"A URL based on a DOI (appended to https://doi.org/), if it is available, is preferable to the URL that appears in your browser's address bar when viewing the article/abstract" (Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 198 ; The Chicago manual of style, 2017, p. 833).
Regarding URLs/When DOI is not available (journal articles):
- APA requires to give the URL of the journal homepage (p. 198).
- Chicago: persistant URLs are accepted. But for URLs that may be accessible to subscribers only, the name of the database should be written instead (p. 833).
For all these reasons, it's not correct to show openURL in the reference list and we'd rather have no link at all for journal articles and ebooks.
Of course the link should be present anyway in Leganto, so that the user could still access the resource. It's only in the exported reference list we don't want the automatically fetched URL to appear.
But, if the instructor added a link or wrote the name of the database manually, then it should appear in the exported reference list. So we don't want the link field to be disabled, it should just not be populated in the process of fetching the citation from Primo. A new field may be necessary to solve this.